While we’re looking forward to the day we can finally travel again, one thing’s for sure: air travel will not be the same post-Covid-19.

In fact, change is in already the air, literally. Airlines have begun adopting safe distancing measures on flights, even as most of the world is still in lockdown and travel has come to a grinding halt. 

Mandatory face masks for passengers, for instance, has become one of the most common new protocols that airlines have adopted. But how else is air travel changing, from check-in processes to inflight protocols to aircraft sanitisation? And how will that evolve further when the world opens up again and we all can finally take to the skies again?

Here’s how air travel is looking a little different now, and in time to come.

Main photo: Emirates

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